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Sail the streams at Cromwell Valley Park for Recycle Regata

Raingutter Regatta boat
Wikipedia Commons Public Domain, K.Murray

The closest many people come to recreational waters during warmer seasons are backyard and community pools, or community ponds. If you are one of these people you may dream of sailing blue waters. This dream is sometimes beyond our budgets, unless we scale down by using model or toy boats. Why not learn how to make boats from recycled materials?

Recycle Regatta
On Saturday, June 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cromwell Valley Park is hosting the Recycle Regatta. This program is suitable for ages 4 to 12 with an adult, and will be held at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center.

This program is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. Reservations are required to attend the program. To register call or download the appropriate form by clicking here.

Win great prizes by getting first place, first crash, Engineering, and Slow and Steady. Participants will create watercraft out of recycled items to race down Minebank Run. So join the Recycle Regatta and feel like the upper crust for once.

What You Need to Know
Cromwell Valley Park is located on 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road. The Main Visitor Entrance is at Willow Grove Farm (second gate). Click here for directions to the park.

There are many educational activities for children and families offered by Cromwell Valley Park, many of them are interactive or hands-on. Some activities include hiking, camping, gardening, and crafts. Adults and seniors can join the fun through seminars, classes, sales, and other events.

The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Cromwell Valley Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.

Willow Grove Nature Education Center
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center is open most weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. Hours are dependent on outdoor programs and available staff, so call ahead to see if they are open.

According to the Cromwell Valley Park, the Willow Grove Nature Education Center “offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about nature, farming, local history, and conservation awareness.”

Also, check out the reptiles and amphibians native to Maryland.

So check out the Willow Grove Nature Education Center at Cromwell Valley Park on Saturday, June 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the Recycle Regatta. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below.

Have a great day!

Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234

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